Year Built 1985 Year Remodeled 2004 Additional Property Description Experience the beauty of northern Californias beaches and lush natural landscape from the comfort of this luxurious Aptos hotel near the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Located just minutes from Seacliff Beach, this charming Aptos hotel offers easy access to the area s many attractions. The famed Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is just a short drive away, as is exciting whale watching, kayaking, sailing and more. Outdoor lovers delight in hiking through the majestic redwoods and other local flora at the nearby Wilder Ranch, Henry Cowell, and Nisene Marks State Parks. Go back in time on the historic Roaring Camp Railroads, sample some of California s finest wines at Santa Cruz wineries or get a glimpse of life under the sea at the world famous Monterey Bay Aquarium, less than an hour away. Another family favorite is picking berries at the U Pick farm. This Aptos, CA hotel is also within minutes of several PGA golf courses, including the Pasatiempo Golf Club and the DeLaveaga Golf Course. The full service BEST WESTERN PLUS Seacliff Inn boasts 149 well appointed guest rooms, including 10 oversized suites. Each room features cable satellite television, Wi Fi access and room service. Start the day off with a complimentary deluxe full breakfast or enjoy Severino s, an onsite restaurant and lounge. Other amenities at this Aptos hotel include a heated swimming pool, hot tub and business center. Business travelers have quick access to West Marine, Driscoll s Berries, Entertainment Productions and Granite Construction. Featuring beautifully landscaped grounds that include a courtyard, koi pond and waterfall, the BEST WESTERN PLUS Seacliff Inn is a premier event and meeting space in Aptos. With facilities that can accommodate up to 150, the property is a great choice for elegant weddings. Ma
Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, the former estate of philanthropist and art collector Miss Ima Hogg, was completed in 1928 according to classical designs by renowned Houstonian architect John F. Staub. The elegant mansion houses the Early American decorative arts and paintings collection of Houston’s Museum of Fine Arts, a congregation of nearly 2,600 furnishings, paintings, and ceramics that populates 28 period rooms in the carefully renovated house. The objects date back as far as 1620, letting the viewer observe the evolution of American taste from the Colonial to Victorian eras. Bayou Bend’s eye-widening assemblage of still lifes, armchairs, and silver was labeled a “treasure-trove” of Americana by Frommer’s, as well as a “must-see” for antiques collectors and gardeners.
The mansion at Bayou Bend is flanked by 14 acres of formal gardens and natural woodlands. Hogg designed the formal gardens as outdoor rooms for hobnobbing and decorated them with statues of a goddess and two muses, inspiring the northern blooms to write sonnets about honeybees. Today, organic gardening methods maintain the flourishing magnolias and crape myrtles.
We cater to the demand for a unique and interesting nightlife throughout the San Francisco Bay Area by putting on and promoting shows at local venues featuring live music by local artists. All shows feature live music by several Bay Area bands, drink specials and some even tie in art exhibitions.
The 14-acre Bayou Bend estate, the former abode of philanthropist and informal First Lady of Texas Ima Hogg, was finished in 1928 and donated to Houston's Museum of Fine Arts by 1957. Hogg then transformed her mansion into a de facto museum, accumulating one of the largest collections of American decorative art in the world. The nearly 5,000 masterly pieces range from furniture to ceramics, and in age from Colonial America all the way to the end the Civil War.
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Chef Bhupender Singh embraces centuries of Indian culinary traditions when penning recipes for Ambrosia India Bistro’s menu, filling the pages with dishes from the northern and southern extremes of the subcontinent. Although his cooks can adjust the heat by tailoring the number of fiery chili peppers they add and plate-sized sweaters they knit, Chef Singh ensures that ginger, turmeric, and cilantro still lend their distinctive flavors to the entrees. Lamb kebabs roast inside a clay tandoor oven and chicken simmers in aromatic curry sauces, but the chefs also commit to preparing a wide variety of vegan and vegetarian dishes, including slow-cooked yellow lentils and sautéed cottage cheese with onions and bell peppers.